The Last Felony – Too Many Humans (Lifeforce Records)

Tuesday, 19th March 2013
Rating: 6.5/10

We busted out our “Beatdown Detector” for Too Many Humansconsidering well, The Last Felony is a deathcore band. And we scoured and scoured, not coming up with anything of the beatdown-variety, but that doesn’t excuse Too Many Humans from being a substandard album. It’s rather workmanlike death metal, borrowing heavily (in the riff department) from Job For A Cowboy and friends, resulting in an unmemorable glob of modern DM.

Aside from the JFAC comparison, a straight line can be drawn to the likes of Annotations of an Autopsy, of which these Canucks share numerous similarities to. Both don’t do anything that stands out – it’s just a lot of riffs piled on one another, most of which were aired going back to the early 90’s via the usual suspects like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, etc. There are some glancing blows during the front-end of “We Are Future Housing Developments For Maggots” and the Behemoth-like bounce of “No One Would Notice If You Died,” but once we get to the midway point of the album, it’s a big blur.

Fact of the matter is, you can interchange The Last Felony with practically ever Johnny-Come-Lately deathcore band. They’re look is the same, production is equal that to each other, and worst of all, their songs bear nothing of true value. It’s brutal, sure, yet it’s nothing that would deceive anyone with any real DM modicum to latch onto. That is, unless you’re 12 and is the first time you’ve heard death metal. Then you’ve been suckered.

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